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in·de·ci·sion

 (ĭn′dĭ-sĭzh′ən)
n.
Reluctance or an inability to make up one's mind; irresolution.
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in•de•ci•sion

(ˌɪn dɪˈsɪʒ ən)

n.
inability to decide; vacillation.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indecision - doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action; "his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost"
doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty - the state of being unsure of something
hesitation, vacillation, wavering - indecision in speech or action
2.indecision - the trait of irresolution; a lack of firmness of character or purpose; "the king's incurable indecisiveness caused turmoil in his court"
irresoluteness, irresolution - the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose
decisiveness, decision - the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose; "a man of unusual decisiveness"
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indecision

noun hesitation, doubt, uncertainty, wavering, ambivalence, dithering (chiefly Brit.), hesitancy, indecisiveness, vacillation, shilly-shallying (informal), irresolution After months of indecision, they gave the go-ahead on Monday.
Quotations
"There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision, and for whom the lighting of every cigar, the drinking of every cup, the time of rising and going to bed every day, and the beginning of every bit of work, are subjects of express volitional deliberation" [William James Varieties of Religious Experience]
Proverbs
"The cat would eat fish, but would not wet her feet"
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indecision

noun
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Translations
تَرَدُّد، حَيْرَه، عَدَم قَرار
nerozhodnost
ubeslutsomhed
óákveîni
nieko neišsprendžiantis
neizlēmība
nerozhodnosť
kararsızlık

indecision

[ˌɪndɪˈsɪʒən] Nindecisión f, falta f de decisión, irresolución f (frm)
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indecision

[ˌɪndɪˈsɪʒən] nindécision f
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indecision

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indecision

[ˌɪndɪˈsɪʒn] nindecisione f
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indecision

(indiˈsiʒən) noun
the state of not being able to decide; hesitation.
ˌindeˈcisive (-ˈsaisiv) adverb
1. not producing a clear decision or a definite result. an indecisive battle.
2. unable to make firm decisions. indecisive person.
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indecision

n. indecisión; irresolución.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
Her seeming indecision was, in fact, more than indecision: it was misgiving.
He returned to the hotel, and took up the writing materials--and behold the intolerable indecision seized him again, declining to be washed out!
I could have thought him the old Wolf Larsen, and yet there was in his movements a vague suggestion of weakness and indecision. He started for the companion-way, and stepped forward quite as I had been accustomed to see him do; and yet again, in his very walk, there seemed that suggestion of weakness and indecision.
Though much under Hayward's influence, he would not grant that indecision pointed to a charming sensitiveness; and he resented the shadow of a sneer with which Hayward looked upon his straight ways.
To know that she had the power of revealing what would so exceedingly astonish Jane, and must, at the same time, so highly gratify whatever of her own vanity she had not yet been able to reason away, was such a temptation to openness as nothing could have conquered but the state of indecision in which she remained as to the extent of what she should communicate; and her fear, if she once entered on the subject, of being hurried into repeating something of Bingley which might only grieve her sister further.
The practical person, who knows what he wants at once, and generally knows nothing else, will excuse her of indecision. But this was the way her mind worked.